9 Kidz Bop Songs That are Totally Inappropriate for Kids

Kidz Bop songs that'll have you doing back to back face palms
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Parents… I know we have all randomly caught a snippet of a Kidz Bop song and had to #Pause and #Rewind. Like, wait a minute, are they actually singing what I think they are singing?? While Kidz Bop is supposed to be the kid-friendly version of some of the latest hits, this isn’t always the case. My girls are currently ages 3 and 6, and a lot of the songs I hear them singing from Kidz Bop are a giant NO for me. To give you an idea of what I am talking about, check out this list of 9 Kidz Bop Songs That are Totally Inappropriate for Kids.

Kidz Bop songs that'll have you doing back to back face palms

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Closer

So, baby, pull me closer/As we stand against the Rover

Umm… “Baby pull me closer…”? I think not. If you’re cold, grab a sweater. Bundle up in a blanket. Layer up. I don’t need my children referring to any “Baby” encouraging them to pull them closer. Nope.

 

Single Ladies

Up in the club, we just broke up
I’m doing my own little thing
You decided to dip but now you wanna trip
Cause another brother noticed me
I’m up on him, he up on me
don’t pay him any attention
Cause I cried my tears, for three good years
Ya can’t be mad at me

Don’t get me wrong… this is one of our favorites to sing and dance to. HOWEVER, let’s be honest here… what do these kids know about putting a ring on it, breaking up, or any of that? This one really just makes me LOL. But hey, perhaps Ring Pops had a boost in sales after this…

 

 

 

Wildest Dreams

Say you’ll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you’ll see me again
Even if it’s just in your wildest dreams

The overall storyline of this song is not exactly appropriate for kids. I also think singing about being remembered in a nice dress, staring at sunsets, with red lips and rosy cheeks is a bit too sexy for the little ones. Andddd… I don’t want my kids in anyone’s wildest dreams….

 

Bad at Love

I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)
But you can’t blame me for tryin’
You know I’d be lyin’ sayin’
You were the one (ooh-ooh)
That could finally win me
Lookin’ at my history
I’m bad at love (ooh-ooh)

*sigh* Oh Kidz Bop… who is your target audience? Because I am pretty sure children under the age of 12 who would actually listen to a Kidz Bop album have no idea what it means to be “bad at love.” Kids at this age are more concerned about the petty argument they had with their “bestie” than they are finding “the one” and breaking their lover’s heart.

 

…Ready for It?

Wondered how many girls he had loved and left haunted
But if he’s a ghost, then I can be a phantom
Holdin’ him for ransom, some
Some boys are tryin’ too hard, he don’t try at all though
Younger than my exes, but he act like such a fan, so
I see nothing better, I keep him forever

Noooo, Kidz Bop. Our children are not “ready for it”. This song is pretty wild and rather sexual in nature. The lyrics touch on a variety of not so kid-friendly subjects from serial dating to exes to running off with your lover. Yeah… you know, things all young kids can totally relate to. *eyeroll*

 

Follow Me

Follow me, everything is alright
I’ll be the one to tuck you in at night
And if you want to leave, I can guarantee
You won’t find nobody else like me

I’m not worried ’bout the ring you wear
‘Cause as long as no one knows then nobody can care
Your feelin’ guilty and I’m well aware
But you don’t look ashamed and baby I’m not scared

*Face palm* Soooo, this song is about cheating in a marriage. Enough said.

 

Lips of an Angel

Well, my girl’s in the next room
Sometimes I wish she was you
I guess we never really moved on

A song about lusting after your ex while in a committed relationship just sounds like a great fit for a kids album.

 

Love Me Harder

Cause if you want to keep me, you gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, got to love me harder
And if you really need me, you gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, got to love me harder
Gotta love me harder
Ooh, ooh, ooh, oooh,
Love me, love me, love me,

This song definitely contains adult content. The “love” they’re referring to… well, you probably already know what they are talking about. Kidz Bop cleaned up a few of the lyrics, but the overall message is still the same.

Irreplaceable

You must not know ‘bout me
You must not know ‘bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter of fact, he’ll be here in a minute, baby
You must not know ‘bout me
You must not know ‘bout me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable
So go ahead and get gone
And call up that girl and see if she’s home
Oops, I bet you thought that I didn’t know
What did you think I was putting you out for?
Welp…. here we have a song about kicking out a cheating significant other, and replacing him with another. Hmm…kid-friendly? I think not.

 

 

I could really go on and on with examples of inappropriate Kidz Bop songs, but I think we all get the point. Just because someone throws the word “Kid” into the mix, it does not actually mean that it’s a good fit for kids.

Now, do a lot of kids sing the original versions of many of these inappropriate songs? Of course. I’m sure they do. Admittedly, my kids listen to a lot of songs on the radio that are rather “mature.” So, this is certainly not a conversation on perfect parenting. However, I feel that things marketed for children should truly be kid-friendly. What are your thoughts?

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